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Shelstad Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Skjelstad: habitational name from any of the six farmsteads so named. The first element is probably a river name or a personal name (for example Old Norse Skjalgr); the second element is from Old Norse stathir ‘farmstead dwelling’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Smestad, Elstad, Hegstad, Holstad, Balstad, Hunstad, Skogstad

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Where is the Shelstad family from?

You can see how Shelstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shelstad family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Shelstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Shelstad families living in Devon. This was about 67% of all the recorded Shelstad's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Shelstad families in 1891.
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What did your Shelstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Shelstad. 100% of Shelstad women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shelstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shelstad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 86 immigration records available for the last name Shelstad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 176 military records available for the last name Shelstad. For the veterans among your Shelstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shelstad lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shelstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Shelstad in 1962 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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